Study Earth Science in Germany: 15 Universities with 18 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 12-06-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Earth science (sometimes called geoscience) is the academical field that concerns to the planet Earth. Basically, is the scientific branch that deals with the complexities surrounding the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere. Students will learn variety of topics and tools from a myriad of subjects (such as geology, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) under different applications - locate and develop energy and mineral resources, study the impact of human activity on Earth's environment or even design methods to protect the planet.

Overview

masters
18

Study Programs in English

universities
15

Universities

ranking
12

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (14 programs for EU citizens, 12 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 15 and October 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 15

View all 18 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Earth Science

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52

Tuition Fees

14
12
3
0
0
1

3 English Degree Programs for Earth Science in Germany

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Choose one interesting major field of specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityOpportunity to access the EPOS scholarship from the DAAD
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Master the understanding of biological resourcesOption to complete a Double Degree ProgramParticipate in applied research projects
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Become an expert on how chemicals pollute the environmentBecome a certified Environmental Risk AssessorChoose two exciting specialization areas

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
38.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
44.4% no admission restriction
16.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

44.4% directly at University
16.7% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
38.9% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Earth Science in Germany

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Choose one interesting major field of specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityOpportunity to access the EPOS scholarship from the DAAD
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Master the understanding of biological resourcesOption to complete a Double Degree ProgramParticipate in applied research projects
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Become an expert on how chemicals pollute the environmentBecome a certified Environmental Risk AssessorChoose two exciting specialization areas

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

Maximum:

90 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

90 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Earth Science in Germany

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Choose one interesting major field of specializationBe part of a top-ranked universityOpportunity to access the EPOS scholarship from the DAAD
program image
Master the understanding of biological resourcesOption to complete a Double Degree ProgramParticipate in applied research projects
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Become an expert on how chemicals pollute the environmentBecome a certified Environmental Risk AssessorChoose two exciting specialization areas

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

72.2%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

27.8%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Earth Science

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Clausthal University of Technology

public University · No. of Students: 3,400

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Constructor University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,500

Program Fees: € 10,000

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 100

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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